• WordNet 3.6
    • n nanotube a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
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In news:

In a remake of that movie, the word would probably be: nanotubes .
It's almost as if scientists have just discovered nanotubes — or more accurately, how to manufacture them.
But these new carbon nanotubes don't do that.
To create the new memory structures, the team grew nanotubes on quartz and then applied a 100-nm-thick layer of gold that when lifted up pulls the nanotubes with it.
One company's special manufacturing process turns out yarns and sheets millions of time the size of normal nanotubes .
For the next installment of the Terminator franchise, Hollywood might skip the polymimetic liquid alloys — they're so 2003 — and turn to the laboratory of Ray Baughman, who has created a next-generation muscle from carbon nanotubes .
Ground is broken in Norman for a $3.9 million factory to make nanotubes .
He hopes that one day doctors might be able to inject these nanotubes into a knee, or another injury, where they would encourage damaged or broken bones to regrow.
Nanotubes Soak Up the Near-Infrared Sun.
'Cloning' could make structurally pure nanotubes for nanoelectronics.
The process created a hole in the nanotube, which then expanded, unzipping the tube to form a ribbon.
THE nanotube is the Hercules of the submicron materials world, for it is nearly a hundred times as strong as steel.
Blacker Than Black Nanotubes are the New Black.
"I'm especially happy that this polymer can now be used to sort nanotubes," Bao said.
Nanotube, nanowires, graphene, memristors, or maybe just more CMOS.

In science:

In this paper, the large family of layered metal diborides is used as a starting point for investigating metalboron nanotubes.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Rolling up a general sheet and pasting it along the perpendicular direction from both ends of the (N , M ) cut vector generates the basic unit cell of an (N , M ) nanotube.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Our approach was to start with the relaxed B nanotube and substitute Al for B.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
We study the mutual interactions of simple, parallel polymers and nanotubes, and develop a scheme to include the van der Waals interactions in the framework of density functional theory (DFT) for these molecules at intermediate to long-range separations.
van der Waals interaction of parallel polymers and nanotubes
We primarily focus on the polymers polyethylene, isotactic polypropylene, and isotactic polyvinylchloride, but our approach applies more generally to all simple polymers and nanotubes.
van der Waals interaction of parallel polymers and nanotubes